2018-19Regular SeasonRound 25
March 08, 2019 CET: 20:30
Local time: 20:30 FERNANDO BUESA ARENA

Record night lifts Baskonia over Khimki

KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz used one of its best offensive performances ever in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague to down the visiting Khimki Moscow Region 104-86 on Friday at Fernando Buesa Arena. Baskonia's 38 third-quarter points set a club record for scoring in any quarter of a EuroLeague game. Baskonia also set a new club record with 31 assists. Its sixth straight home win lifted Baskonia to 13-12, tied for the sixth-best record in the league. Among seven players scoring in double figures, Vincent Poirier had 18 points and 11 rebounds, while Johannes Voigtmann flirted with a triple-double collecting 16 points, 9 rebounds and a career-high 9 assists. Matt Janning and Shavon Shields also scored 13 apiece in victory. Malcolm Thomas had 19 points and Tony Crocker netted 18 on 6-for-9 shooting for Khimki. Alexey Shved had 15 points and 8 assists in a defeat that dropped Khimki to 9-16 and the brink of elimination from the playoffs race.

Triples by Charles Jenkins, Shved and Egor Vialtsev before a pair of dunks by Thomas helped Khimki open a 12-17 lead. Baskonia answered with a 10-0 run during which Poirier scored 6 points to lead 22-17 after 10 minutes. Khimki regained a 25-27 lead early in the second quarer following 2 three-pointers from Sergey Monia. Luca Vildoza and Voigtmann sparked Baskonia, but Crocker hit 3 triples that gave Khimki a 40-41 halftime advantage. Baskonia started fast in the third quarter as Voigtmann and Shields assisted or scored on each basket in an 8-0 run to a 48-43 lead. As the pace quickened Janning scored 5 points and that helped extend the margin to 59-48 midway through the third quarter. Khimki got within 62-55 on 4 free throws from Petr Gubanov, but Baskonia scored the next 16 points, including back-to-back triples from Vildoza followed by a three-pointer each from Darrun Hilliard and Ilimane Diop as the hosts opened a huge 78-55 advantage in the final minute of the third quarter. Monia and Shved each hit a triple in response and Crocker's shot from deep would get Khimki within 84-70 midway through the fourth quarter. However, back-to-back-to-back triples from Voigtmann, Janning and Shields made it 94-74, sealing the deal.

Key run

Khimki seemed not to be going away, getting within 62-55 in the third quarter, but in the next 120 seconds Baskonia hit 4 of 4 three-pointers – from Luca Vildoza, Matt Janning and Ilimane Diop – to start a 16-0 run to open a 23-point margin before the end of the third quarter.

Ruling the boards

Baskonia outrebounded Khimki 42-17. Baskonia had 12 offensive rebounds, while Khimki pulled down just 12 defensive rebounds, the fewest ever by Khimki in a EuroLeague game.

Memorable third quarter

Baskonia scored 40 points in the first half, then blew the game wide open with 38 points in the third quarter. It established a new mark as the most points Baskonia scored in any quarter in 447 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague games to date.

Assists record

Baskonia set a new EuroLeague club record with 31 assists, with Johannes Voigtmann and Marcelinho Huertas dishing 9 apiece. That total also tied for the sixth-most assists in a EuroLeague game ever.

Next game

In Round 26, both teams play at home. Khimki hosts Real Madrid to open the round on Thursday, while Baskonia welcomes Buducnost VOLI Podgorica to wrap up the round on Friday.

Johannes Voigtmann - KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz - EB18
Friday, March 8, 2019
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Referees: LAMONICA, LUIGI; JAVOR, DAMIR; PANTHER, ANNE
Attendance: 10739
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KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz22183826
Khimki Moscow Region17241629
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Khimki Moscow Region17415786
KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
1 PENAVA, AJDIN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
3 VILDOZA, LUCA 24:49 12 2/3 2/3 2/2   2 2 5   2     4 2 13
7 VOIGTMANN, JOHANNES 31:26 16 6/8 1/1 1/2 2 7 9 9 1 3     1 3 31
8 SEDEKERSKIS, TADAS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
9 HUERTAS, MARCELINHO 23:08 7 0/2 1/1 4/4 2 2 4 9   4     2 2 14
11 JANNING, MATT 23:33 13 2/2 3/5     1 1 1 1       1   13
12 DIOP, ILIMANE 15:02 11 3/5 1/1 2/2 2 3 5 1   2     2 2 13
17 POIRIER, VINCENT 24:58 18 8/11   2/2 4 7 11 2   2 1   2 3 28
21 JONES, JALEN 8:34     0/1                   1 3 1
29 GARINO, PATRICIO 8:25 4 1/2   2/2 2   2   1       1 1 6
31 SHIELDS, SHAVON 21:31 13 5/8 1/4     2 2 2   1 1   3   8
32 HILLIARD, DARRUN 18:34 10 2/3 1/3 3/5   4 4 2 2 1     4 7 15
Team             2 2               2
Totals 200:00 104 29/44 10/19 16/19 12 30 42 31 5 15 2 0 21 23 144
        65.9% 52.6% 84.2%
Head coach: PERASOVIC, VELIMIR
Min: Minutes played; Pts: Points; 2FG M-A: 2-point Field Goals (Made-Attempted); 3FG M-A: 3-point Field Goals (Made-Attempted); FT M-A: Free Throws (Made-Attempted); Rebounds: O (Offensive), D (Defensive), T (Total); As: Assists; St: Steals; To: Turnovers; Bl: Blocks (Fv: In Favor / Ag: Against); Fouls: Cm (Commited), Rv (Received); PIR: Performance Index Rating
Khimki Moscow Region
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
1 SHVED, ALEXEY 30:38 15 2/5 3/9 2/2 1 2 3 8 1 6     1 7 18
5 CROCKER, TONY 24:06 18 0/2 6/9     3 3 2 4     1 5 1 17
6 VIALTSEV, EGOR 18:40 5 1/2 1/4   1   1 2         1   3
8 ZAYTSEV, VYACHESLAV DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
9 MARKOVIC, STEFAN 24:37 2 0/1 0/4 2/2   2 2 5   1     2 3 4
12 MONIA, SERGEY 13:40 9   3/5   1   1 1   1     3 1 6
15 GUBANOV, PETR 14:19 6 1/2   4/4       1 1 1     4 3 5
20 ZUBKOV, ANDREY 24:50 9 1/3 1/4 4/4   2 2 1   1   1 2 4 7
22 JENKINS, CHARLES 21:59 3 0/1 1/2           2       1   2
23 THOMAS, MALCOLM 27:11 19 8/9 0/1 3/4 1 3 4 3         4 2 21
25 MICKEY, JORDAN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
35 KADOSHNIKOV, DMITRII DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Team           1   1               1
Totals 200:00 86 13/25 15/38 15/16 5 12 17 23 8 10 0 2 23 21 84
        52% 39.5% 93.8%
Head coach: KURTINAITIS, RIMAS

Head Coaches

PERASOVIC, VELIMIR
KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz
"The third quarter was key. We played more tough, with more speed, totally different than what we did in the first two quarters. We stopped their three-point shots, but we also had turnovers. In the first two quarters we had 9 turnovers, and they always scored after them. We have five more finals. Every game will be important like the one tonight. We might need to win three maybe four games. We don’t know how many we will need to win to get into playoffs."
KURTINAITIS, RIMAS
Khimki Moscow Region
"I want to congratulate Baskonia on a really good victory. They were stronger tonight. We don't have our entire team available because of injuries, and we had tough game against CSKA Moscow in the VTB League. Guys are not ready to play two tough games in a row. We lost the energy in the third and especially in the fourth quarter, because our rotation is not so big. We are not a physically strong and a tall team, and we lost rebounds 42-17, that is one of the keys to the game tonight. We have a difficult situation, we have next Real Madrid, also games against CSKA and Barcelona on the road. So, it is really difficult. But we are still in the game, but it is the EuroLeague so we will try, and even if we miss playoffs, we will give our maximum and look for victories."

Players

POIRIER, VINCENT
KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz
"We attacked the third quarter really great. We made the difference. In three minutes, middle of the half, we shot great, defended great, and that was the key. Every game will be very important for us. We have to go game after game and win the most games we can."